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Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us some are trying to grind that to a halt. >> reporter: there are 85 starbucks properties in san francisco. could we 86 the 86th? >> it will change the character. >> ity it will be a good addition. >> reporter: starbucks wants to add 1500 new stores in the u.s. over the next five years. neighbors are stirring up trouble for another one planned near the castro district. >> if you're against it signing up here. >> reporter: wendy runs sweet inspirations bakery down the street. >> we don't want a starbucks on the corner. we want this to remain locally owned business ace long this strip. >> reporter: in three weeks she's helped gather 1800 signatures against it. >> do you have any more filled if? >> reporter: she and others worry starbucks will drive up the rest of the neighborhood. not to mention taking business away from local shops. there are already two just about a block away. >> our concern is not only the coffee business but the food business. >> reporter: starbucks did just buy bakeries around the bay area. >> one thing starbucks is g
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
to 4% increase in sales. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman found the after-christmas sales aren't so hot either, at least at union square. >> reporter: the sales are good. people just aren't buying. i was at union square earlier. the place was empty. not like sagebrushes were going down the street. i went away for a couple of hours, the place is packed now. so the retailers got to hope these people are buying stuff because they need a post- christmas miracle. susan king wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the streaks stuff she might have found being in -- none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an a
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
5 reporter mike sugerman has more >> unfortunately the same day they were told they would die. >> doctors had only given me days, like 48 hours. >> alfonso garcia was only 15 when he was told his liver had failed but he is still here to talk about it. >> he was an amazing, an amazing young man. >> 22-year-old george beckert did die that day. a routine sinus infection crept into his brain. alfonso is alive -- alive today because george isn't. george's mom will never get over the death of her son. because his liver was transplanted into alfonso and because alfonso is doing so well today, it hurts a little less. >> it has breathed new light into a place that was very dark that i could have never known. >> on new year's day alfonso will be on a float alongside a likeness of george to celebrate and promote organ donation. if you are in an accident about to die, why not help others livability it is not so simple. >> a lot of people think if you're found in a car accident paramedics won't do their job and save your life because you have the pink dot. >> george had the pink dot to say
CW
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
famous fixer upper. for a bargain basement price. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us what $34 million buys you these days. >> reporter: the rich are just like you and me. they have a $133,000 month mortgage. >> it started at $55 million. they have now reduced it. it has had a few offers on it, it's now in contract. >> reporter: they know about such things. she sells houses like this one, though not this one. 2901 broadway which was reduced quite a bit. roughly $34 million. still it is san francisco's most expensive piece of real estate. >> i've been inside. it's a small house considering the price. but it is really prominent. the views are pretty extraordinary. you feel like you're kind of on top of the mountain, you're king of the hill. >> reporter: small for the block, 7,000 square feet, eight bedrooms, 7.5 baths. balconies you can do shakespeare off of. it is a fixer upper. it'll need millions to be repaired. >> you can have ballroom dancing parties. >> reporter: they would get an invite if the deal goes through and they don't know exactly who it is, but somebody pretty rich. sight
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
and hard trying to get to you spend your money. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us when you're at the mall, there's more going on than meets the eye. it's calculated to put you in the mood to spend. >> way too much jewelry. >> reporter: jack farmer didn't need it but he bought it. >> so i'm very particular about what i spend money on. >> reporter: maybe elaine of south san francisco has more self-control. there may be more to it than that, though. >> i think most people think that they are really rational when they go shopping. they have no idea that they are actually under assault in the mall. >> reporter: consumer psychologist kit yarrow has looked at studies about consuming and asked her for the highlights so you don't have to do the work. you're busy shopping, after all of, amidst all that red. >> the holiday colors of red and green actually couldn't be worse in terms of budgeting. >> reporter: red stimulates the senses and spending according to studies. >> so they wouldn't just use red to get people spending but it is a color that you would always see for things that ar
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am PST
are working long and hard trying to get you to spend your money. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us when you're at the mall, there's more going on than meets the eye and it's all calculated to put you in the mood to spend. >> way too much jewelry. >> reporter: jack farmer didn't need it but he bought it. >> so i'm very particular about what i spend my money on. >> reporter: maybe elaine of south san francisco has more self-control. there may be more to it than that, though. >> i think most people think that they are really rational when they go shopping and they have no idea that they are actually under assault in the mall. >> reporter: consumer psychologist kit yarrow has looked at dozens of studies about consuming and we asked her to give us the highlights so you don't have to do all that work. you're busy shopping, after all, amidst all that red. >> the holiday colors of red and green actually couldn't be worse in terms of budgeting. >> reporter: red apparently stimulates the senses and spending according to studies. >> so they wouldn't just use red just to get people spending. but it
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
if you are watching our newscast, right? cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has the annual story of last minute annual shoppers. how busy are those stores? >> reporter: these are the people who in high school waited until the last minute to turn in their term paper. actually to start writing it. the mall is closed. 6:00. i guess it is last minute last minute, but there are still cars here. >> merry christmas. merry christmas. >> what do you suppose your little sister wants. >> jammies. >> she will get back at her sister some day. >> i told them the elves are already having trouble. >> pretty good right there. >> at brook stone, nay rubbed customers the right way. >> i will sit here all night. >> foot massager. what else but christmas would you ever buy that. 40% of the business comes during the christmas shopping season alone. >> week dirk not during a holiday. we pay do 5 fiscal cliff dollars. we're doing like $30,000 by mid- afternoon now days. >> he says seven times normal isn't as good as other holiday seasons. >> what are you shopping for today? >> family presents. getting shoes and gift c
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
be brighter days ahead, as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains, long-struggling libraries are seeing a chance to finally turn the page. >>> reporter: >> reporter: shelve this with the nonfiction the story of the scrappy hero who hangs in there after being down for the count. check it out. shhh. [ not that it's a see contract, but libraries are making a comeback -- not that it's a secret, but libraries are making a comeback in a big way. >> reporter: that's the story here. san francisco libraries for instance gained 40,000 new card- carrying members last year. that's a hike of 10%. while bookstores are dying, libraries are flourishing and changing. >> it's not the grandmother's library. >> reporter: luis herrera is san francisco's city librarian american librarian of the year as a matter of fact. ebooks now make up 5% of circulation. could you borrow them for a couple of weeks then they just disappear from your screen. is or go old school. there's a typewriter room if you have to fill out a form or for whatever reason you might need a machine that young visitors may have never seen be
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> reporter: someone made an offer for the mansion on billionaires row. $34million. mike sugerman explains why some are calling this a steal. >>> reporter: the rich are just like us. they have a $133,000 a month morning. >> it started at $55 million. it's now -- they have reduced it. it's had a few offers on it. it's now in contract. >> reporter: the realtor knows about such things. she sells houses like this one although not this one. 2901 broadway which was reduced quite a business to roughly $34 million. still, it is san francisco's most expensive piece of real estate. >> i have been inside. it's a small house considering the -- but it's really prominent. it's on the -- the views are pretty extraordinary. you feel like you're kind of on top of the m you're king of the hill. >> reporter: small for the block. 7,000 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 7 baths and balconies could you do shakespeare off of. it's going to need millions in repairs, though. >> it would be fun to be invited to a ball. seems like the type of house that should be having ballroom dancing parties. >> reporter: we don't know who th
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
. dave brubeck died this morning one day shy of his 92nd birthday. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has a look back at his life and legend. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: if dave brubeck was the high priest of west coast jazz, this was his temple. the blackhawk nightclub corner of turk and ellis in san francisco he was tenderloin. today, the tenderloin is -- well, it's the tenderloin. back in the day when dave brubeck held court -- >> the blackhawk was -- was in reality a dive. >> reporter: toby gleason remembers going to the blackhawk when he was 6 or 7 with his dad legendary dad critic jack gleason. >> it was dark, it was dinghy, smoky. but it was a vibrant scene. >> reporter: typical jazz club of the day but dave brubeck was far interest typical. for one thing, he was white. and a fierce antisegregationist. wouldn't play clubs where blacks weren't allowed. for another, he was classically trained. went to graduate school at mills college. >> dave brubeck's name is part of our history. we're very proud that dave brubeck was a stay tuned here. >> reporter: he came from his family's ranch n
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
this is a great chance for you to take a picture for posterity. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman at the embarcadero with how highed tide is going to get and why. >> reporter: i'm standing on the embarcadero and i'm pretty dry. but tomorrow, if i was standing here, i could be kind of wet because the tide likely will be coming over the water here as you say it will be lapping up. and that happens but normally when there's a storm. we're not having a storm of the what's going on? blame the king tide. of all the photogenic spots in the bay area to take pictures of, why is hailey taking pictures of water and cement? [ laughter ] >> it's an important picture. >> reporter: it's the before and after. >> the california king tides help us to visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> reporter: like this connector ramp at 101 to marin which was flooded today. that normally happens when there's a storm, but there was no storm, just very high tides, king tides. >> with rising tides, stuff like this need to be considered. >> reporter: king tides are not about global warming but they c
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
act which limits the volume of tv commercials went into effect today. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman joins us live now. mike, how does this change commercial breaks for our viewers? >> reporter: well, for our viewers, it shouldn't change much. we apparently don't do it. but i am here in the nerve center, the heart of the television station, the control room where the commercials are sometimes played and we don't, i am told, make the commercials louder. sometimes producers send in spots that maybe get a little loud but from now on if they do that, they are going to get punished. >> our top story tonight. >> our top story tonight!! >> reporter: sometimes you want tv to be louder. [ screaming ] >> reporter: other times -- >> clap on, clap off -- >> this weekend only, furniture, come by! you can't live without it! >> yeah, i can't. i'm changing the channel. >> reporter: banning loud commercials. who could be against that? >> i don't know. i'm not a big fan for overregulation. >> reporter: there's that. a new law went into effect today making loud commercials -- and i mean loud commer
CW
Dec 13, 2012 10:00pm PST
of television. the commercials are just too darn loud. well, cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman says starting today you'll get some relief. >> our top story tonight. >> our top story tonight! >> reporter: sometimes you want tv to be louder. other times you don't. >> this weekend only -- furniture. you've got to come buy it. you can't live without it. yeah, i can. >> reporter: banning loud commercials. who could be against that? >> i'm not a big fan of overregulation. >> reporter: but a new law went into effect today that makes loud commercials, and i mean loud commercials, illegal. >> thank god. >> super. >> i never thought when we were writing this one page bill that there would be such an overwhelming positive reaction. >> reporter: south bay congressman anna wrote what's being called the calm, the commercial advertisement mitigation act. >> consumers are pushing the mute button. whatever they're paying to advertise, that message is not coming through. >> reporter: there weren't even standards. now there are. helped set up. >> so we've been working with the industry over many years to help them f
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
? cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman went to the ends of the earth to find out. >> reporter: oh, whoa! it's going to happen tomorrow? i hope not. could be among the greatest hoaxes played on earthlings. no, it didn't. no, it hasn't. sounds like something out of hollywood. >> it is! >> there is no mayan prophecy. they didn't predict anything. >> reporter: the person from a planetarium knows enough to know that the 13th mayan calendar cycle ends friday 394.26 tropical years after it started. but the mayans didn't think the world would end then. >> doesn't predict nipping. it's just a rollover date just like the odometer in your car goes from 100,000 or 00000 to 1. >> reporter: the rumor apparently started sometime in the '80s. with the internet it spread. >> it's like when i say i get to the end of my tootsie roll, no tootsie rolls. they are all over. >> reporter: this man found that the hubbub had to be explained to his class. >> it means it wouldn't be at the end of the world. >> i don't think so either but that's what people are worried about. >> there's going to be a huge earthquake. >
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
mike sugerman on why some neighboring merchants say they are fed up. >> reporter: guy walks into a bar. which on valencia street -- one, two... three... >> reporter: doesn't narrow it down much. in four blocks, i counted three dozen, 16 new ones just in the last year or so. and now there's a backlash. >> businesses in that neighborhood are definitely feeling the brunt. >> reporter: tina davenport runs glamorama salon on valencia and says it means good food but mostly for dinner. >> i wouldn't want to turn down business as a merchant but it's a nighttime destination so it's providing less and less for the people who live in the neighborhood. >> reporter: not much going on during the day. the valencia street neighborhood merchants association has asked the city to slap a one-year moratorium on new restaurants between 16th and 24th streets. >> i think they should let the market determine what is here. >> reporter: goes the other side. an apartment owner is definitely on that side. can you have too many restaurants in an area? >> uhm....... the people who eat in the restaurants will deter
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> reporter: even if she could find a bookstore where she could spend her money. mike sugerman, cbs 5. >>> brian hackney in and are you writing a new weather chapter? > i am. let's turn the page to another forecast that's playing the sequel to the rain that we had from last week. we are not going to get much the looks like it will get wet about 24 hours from now last through midday saturday and that's about it. right now the doppler is showing not a drop but as we go outside you get a better view of that full moon. your calendar probably shows the full moon as being on the 28th but in fact we're closer to full now than we will be tomorrow night. it's 2:21 a.m. pacific time tomorrow morning full moon. that's gorgeous by the bay bridge and just above the moon is the planet jupiter. and a lot to see in the nighttime sky. surf is up to 20 feet so watch yourself through 10:00 tomorrow night. right now, concord 47. sfo 51. clear and cold tonight, showers late friday. it will clear saturday afternoon. low pressure is over the aleutians and sending energy our way so we'll increase high cloud
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
for a $34 million mansion on broadway. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman gives us a look inside. >> reporter: the rich are just like you and me, they have a $133,000 a month mortgage. >> it started at 55 million. it's now -- they have reduced it. it's had a few offers on it. it's now in contract. >> reporter: the realtor gale bruno knows about such things. she sells houses like this one although not this one. 2901 broadway which was reduced quite a bit to roughly $34 million. still, it is san francisco's most expensive piece of real estate. >> this is a small house considering the -- but it's really prominent. the vows are extraordinary. you feel like you're on top of the mountain. you're king of the hill. >> reporter: small for the block. 7,000 square feet, eight bedrooms, 7.5 baths, and balconies you can do shakespeare off of. it is a fixer upper. it's going to need millions in repairs. >> it would be fun to be invited to a ball. seems like they should have ballroom dancing. >> reporter: these two tourists would need an invite from the owners if the deal goes through. we don't know who it
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
first took off during his days at mills college in oakland. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has a look back on his life and legacy. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: if dave brubeck was the high priest of west coast jazz and he surely was, this was his temple. a blackhawk nightclub corner of turk and ellis in the tenderloin. today the tender loin is -- the tenderloin. back in the day when dave brubeck held court, this place swung. >> the blackhawk was -- was in reality a dive. >> reporter: toby gleason remembers going to the blackhawk when he was 6 or 7 with his dad ralph and grew up hanging around with dave and other local jazz legends. >> it was dark. it was dingy and smoky. but it was a vibrant scene. >> reporter: a typical jazz club of the day, but dave brubeck was far from typical. for one thing, he was white and a fierce anti-segregationist. wouldn't play clubs where blacks weren't allowed. for another, he was classically trained went to graduate school at mills college. >> dave brubeck's name is part of our history. we're very proud that brubeck was a student here. >> reporter: he came from
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
plans and that includes another san francisco store. at market and sanchez. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us some small businesses in that area are trying to grind that plan to a halt. >> reporter: there are 85 starbucks properties in san francisco. do we need 86? >> it will change the entire character of the neighborhood. >> i think they will be a good addition to that block of market. >> reporter: starbucks wants to add 1500 new stores in the u.s. over the next five years. but neighbors are stirring up trouble for another one planned near the city's castro district. >> against it signing up here giving us your email address. >> reporter: wendy runs sweet inspirations bakery down the street and is running the opposition. >> we don't want a starbucks going in on the corner because we want this to remain locally owned businesses along this strip. >> reporter: in three weeks they have 1800 signatures against. she and others worry that starbucks will pay high rent and drive up the rest of the neighborhood not to mention taking business away from local shops. and there are already two j
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
and the bay area shorelines. and as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains, some researchers think it will provide a glimpse of things to come. >> reporter: of all the photogenic spots of the bay area to take pictures of, why is hailey taking pictures of water and cement? [ laughter ] >> it's afternoon important picture. >> reporter: it's the before and after. >> the pictures of the king tideses help yours visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> reporter: the connector ramp from 101 to marin was flooded today. that happens. but normally when there's a storm. there was no storm of the just very high tides, king tides. >> but are rising tides stuff like this needs to be considered. >> reporter: they are about gravity. the earth, moon and sun are in such a position that tides will be the highest of the year the next couple of days. but it could look like the new normal. oceans are filling up with more water for a variety of reasons, 8" more in the past century. san francisco sewers is an unlikely place for proof. >> when i came near 1990, there was never
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
/12/12 is lucky. and they took advantage. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us how. >>> reporter: hey, it's 12/12/12. let's see what the mayans are cooking up. this is a tasty burrito. at mayan cuisine in san francisco they serve up authentic mayan food and authentic mayan culture. >> mother nature got to have a doomsday date. we are obviously causing it. >> reporter: pedro is originally from what is now southeastern mexico formerly the maya region. 2012 on 12/12, 12/121, 12/23, the date is in dispute it comes from 400 years ago. >> it is the end of an era, of the end of a cycle. >> reporter: another era is set to begin but the world won't end. >> just a wake-up call. >> reporter: the world may end if we keep going this way, pedro says, and his forefathers apparently knew that 400 years ago. >> in fact, this is supposed to be a very extremely positive thing. >> reporter: numerologists sally fabian who levels in the devilishly addressed 666 post street says spirits are helping us clean up our act. >> it's a time when the earth is being helped to survive basically. >> reporter: and so is the wed
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
. and the doomsdayers say this is your last night on earth. tonight cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman checks in when the world should have already ended if we make it. tonight at 6:00. >> is that eastern time? >> we have rain tomorrow. >> yeah. well, maybe. maybe. [ laughter ] >> i don't know. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com snowstorm in the heart er america makes pre-holiday ghavel dangerous. hundreds of flights will be canceled on the busiest travel eyy of the season. dean reynolds is there. hopes are fading for the president's christmas wish-- a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. nancy cordes on capitol hill. a new study says a drug taken by millions to prevent heart attack and stroke doesn't work and has serious side effects. dr. jon lapook has details. and remembering dawn hochsprung who gave her life to save children at the it sandy hook y ementary school, the kind of principal every kid would love.
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Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
losing by a narrow margin, a county agency is asking for an expensive recounty. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman says taxpayers are being asked to pay for it. >> reporter: transportation officials in alameda county really wanted this megabillion ballot measure. it was so close. but they didn't get it. so they are now spending more money to see if they can still get it and as you say that angers a lot of taxpayers. tick, tick, tick. >> yes. yes, yes. >> reporter: someone likened it to watching paint dry. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: most alameda county voters voted for measure b-1, 66.53% of them. but it needed two-thirds majority, 66.67%. the backers of the half cent sales tax that would fix potholes boost bus service and bring bart to livermore decided to buy a recount. >> we have been working on developing this transportation expenditure plan for 2.5 years through a highly public process. because there was so much voter support we wanted -- we requested a recount to make sure all the ballots have been counted appropriately. >> reporter: she is with the county transportation agency a publ
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
to the "fiscal cliff" when doing your christmas shopping? many americans did because cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> no
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
. absolutely not. >> okay, mike sugerman, thank you. >>> crafts. 's attorney general is announcing a major shift in the way the state handles illegal immigrants. kamala harris is telling local police agencies don't have to follow federal rules when holding them. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on why the ag has a problem with the feds. grace. >> reporter: she says the intent was good but the execution is overly brought meaning i.c.e. is deporting too many people. according to her research, about a third of the 28,000 people deported were not even criminals and -- 82,000 people deported were not even criminals and she issued the policy change today. >> that's been some confusion and we have been approached by law enforcement up and down the state asking for clarity. >> reporter: she issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland se
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